The Presidio is a former military installation, now a gorgeous park with miles of trails for walking and running. There are hills, wooded trails, and scenic vistas out to the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean. It is also a connector between the Marina and Pacific Heights neighborhoods, Crissy Field, and the Golden Gate Bridge and recreation area. It’s also a great place to access from “motel row” along Lombard St. Close to Lombard Gate is the Letterman Digital Arts Center and beautiful Lawrence Halperin desgined by noted architect Lawrence Halpern, Walt Disney Family Museum, the National Cemetery, Mountain Lake, and golf course. We’ve designed a ~5 mile route, combination roads and trails (Promenade Trail, Park Trail, Mountain Lake, Lover’s Lane), but if course you can design your own route and incorporate other fantastic running options in the area.  Lands End to Presidio Map

Source: National Park Service


  • ~5 miles, with numerous options
  • 551 feet
  • Lombard St. gate